Saturday, January 05, 2008

Laurence Fishburne





Here's the Laurence Fishburne painting in 4 stages. I feel like I'm starting to get more of a handle on the acrylics than I have in the past; the key for me is to establish most of the colors ahead of time and keep them wet in tupperware containers- mixed with retarder and a polymer medium. That way, I can mix them on the surface before they dry and blend them if I need to.
This one is hanging at "Rumours"- 55th & 8th. Ave. in Manhattan.

10 comments:

My Pencil Box Zoo said...

Very kool! I totally dig how you showed the different stages. It's always kool to see how the other guy goes about it.

Nice Job, Dan!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Rob! Yeah, I like to see that as well from other artists, so I though I'd show some of my process.

Jason Seiler said...

Nice work man, I really dig the shape in this piece!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Jason! It's nice to get a comment from such an accomplished caricaturist as yourself.

jason quinones said...

great seeing the work in progress!

that's why i always dug acrylics, easy to mix and maintain and fix if you mess up and you could even water em down enough to use like watercolors!

it's been EEEEEEONS since i've picked up a brush.

i wonder what the man himself thinks of it?

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

I still find oils a lot easier to manipulate and blend, but I just couldn't take the toxic fumes; it was effecting me in a bad way.
The other good points about Acrylics are the cheaper cost and easier clean up, so they both have their pros and cons...
We'll see what Laurence thinks... I'm almost afraid to find out.

The Keeper's Notes said...

Interesting progression, and very nice result.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

thanks

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

DAN!!!!! Im gonna call you DANGEROUS DAN from now on!!! LOL
That Fishburn is SMOKIN!!!
I definitely added you to my blog son!!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Elgin! Good to hear from you. I added you, too.